Thursday, December 16, 2010

i need my fix

Yesterday was a planned day off from exercise. Today I was supposed to spin but the realtor had someone for a showing. So I opted to stay home and get the house clean. I was thinking of all the ways I could still fit in a 30 minute cardio at the gym somehow, but i fizzled out. Tomorrow I don't have time btw all the girls activities, so no gym for 3 days. I hate that. Saturday AM I will be busting out of here to get to the gym.

What do you do when you can't get your fix ?

Next up - i forget which blogger (i promise to find out and post) found it marlene mentioned sparkpeople. I had never seen it, it is a food tracking website. I love it. It is free. Such a great way to get a sense of your calories, and your protein/ carb ratio. I am so looking forward to tracking. It has all sorts of reports and graphs and I love me some graphs.

I made this last night
 Slow Cooker Chicken Cassoulet from the eat clean diet book - easy and delish....
1 (15 oz) can navy beans, pinto beans or black-eyed peas, rinsed and well drained
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
sea salt and freshly ground pepper
2 Tbsp. olive oil
1 2/3 cups low-sodium chicken broth
1 medium onion, peeled and chopped
4 celery stalks, trimmed and chopped
4 garlic cloves passed trough a garlic press
1/4 cup sun dried tomatoes (not packed in oil)
3 large carrots, peeled and cut into chunks
1/4 cup fresh basil
1 T. thyme
2 Tbsp. fresh minced parsley

And just a side note, fresh herbs can be substituted for dried herbs, just make sure to use a bit less since they are more concentrated.

1. Spread half the beans in the bottom of the slow cooker.
2. Season chicken with pepper and sea salt. Heat oil over medium heat in a skillet. Brown the chicken on both sides (about 2-3 minutes each side). Place the browned chicken on top of the beans in the slow cooker. Top with remaining beans and chicken broth.
3. Saute the onion, celery, sun-dried tomatoes, carrots, garlic and herbs using the same skillet. Spread this mixture over the chicken. Cover and put on low heat for several hours.

1 comment:

  1. I have used Sparkpeople before and think its a great tracking tool.

    And I hate when I can't get in workouts. Hope you get your fix soon.


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